The cost of chronic illness is rising steadily among millions of Hispanics nationwide, which will have a profound economic impact on the U.S. unless access to care improves, a report finds.
Free health screenings are part of the deal at the three-day National Latino Family Expo, beginning Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
An experimental drug from Genentech failed to slow mental decline in mid-stage studies on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, but showed some promise among least-impaired participants.
WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume they'll physically have to visit an office.
A scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center in Bethesda, Md., discovered decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation's rise in overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions.
The special federal health exchange serving small businesses is expected to go online this fall, and more states will offer a variety of insurance plans to employees, but don't expect enrollment to take off.
Gov. Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane stood together in the Capitol on Friday to announce a truce in a western Pennsylvania health care coverage war.
When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says, a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.
This year's crop of Pew's Latin American Fellows will tackle such concerns as autism, diabetes, hunger and parasitic infections.
Pregnant women who live near places where agricultural pesticides are applied are at higher risk of delivering children with autism or other developmental delays, a UC Davis study has found.
Dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are taking antibiotics as a precaution because a lab safety problem may have exposed them to anthrax.